Let’s not work-out, let’s work-in on this International Yoga Day
- June 20, 2017
- Posted by: Rayat Bahra
- Category: Health & Fitness
A wise man once said, “When you own your breath, no one can steal your peace.” And, yoga is all about finding the peace within you with practiced breathing and body movements. This ancient form, which originated in India, was not just a method of teaching, it was a form of life at that time. Thanks to the efforts of our current Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, Yoga has reached every nook and corner of the world with him suggesting 21 June as the International Yoga Day.
The Power of Yoga
If we talk about how beneficial yoga is for human body, then it would be wrong to say that it just enhances the flexibility, balance, strength and endurance at the physical level. Yoga also helps to keep the body energetic, fight stress better as well as cultivate mindfulness. Therefore, yoga works at physical, mental as well as psychological level.
Boosts emotional health
‘Yoga could benefit people living with depression, schizophrenia, as well as psychiatric conditions.’– These are the results of study on Yoga conducted by Duke Medical Center. Yoga boosts the production of oxytocin and serotonin hormones, the love and happiness hormones respectively. In fact, people who regularly practice Yoga have been shown to have more mass in areas of the brain related to the contentment zone.
Keeps your heart healthy
From reducing arterial plaque to improving the pumping capacity of heart, Yoga has been shown to bring all these changes in a person. So, it won’t be wrong to say that it comes as a blessing in disguise for people who are at the risk of cardiac problems. There have been plenty of studies on the benefits of yoga for people with poor cardiac health, with the results that this practice has helped improve the heart condition immensely.
Helps you fall asleep
Yoga asanas and poses help a person to bring the body in a state of peace and make him stress free. This is the reason why medical science has tried to find its relationship with sleep. And, it has been seen that yoga helps fight insomnia. By boosting the circulatory system and calming down the body (relaxing it), yoga actually brings the person’s mind at ease and brings peace, thus helping in fighting insomnia.
Apart from the ones mentioned above, yoga has been shown to prove be helpful for people fighting health conditions like asthma, multiple sclerosis, memory loss, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. As a matter of fact, recent studies have shown that yoga can also help with improving vigor and conceive a baby.
The power of yoga has been known to humans since ages. The sadhus of the past in India knew the true power and potential of this ancient physical science that helped them reach beyond the levels which were possible to tolerate for human body.
And, time has come now, when we must embrace our historian art to bring our body and mind to peace. So, take a pledge to not just celebrate it for one day, but give this science the respect it deserves and make it part of our daily habits.
Let’s start this voyage by celebrating this International Yoga Day with Rayat Bahra University…!!!